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Hollywood Horror House (1970)

Savage Intruder (original title)
R | | Horror, Thriller | 1970 (USA)
An aging actress living in her Hollywood mansion with a retinue of elderly servants employs a new, mentally disturbed, personal assistant who schemes to take over the large estate.

Director:

Donald Wolfe

Writer:

Donald Wolfe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miriam Hopkins ... Katharine Packard
David Garfield David Garfield ... Vic Valance (as John David Garfield)
Gale Sondergaard ... Leslie
Virginia Wing Virginia Wing ... Greta
Florence Lake ... Mildred
Lester Matthews ... Ira Jaffee (as Lester Mathews)
Riza Royce ... Mrs. Jaffee
Joe Besser ... Bus Driver
Charles G. Martin ... Doctor
Sybelle Guardino Sybelle Guardino ... Mother
Richard Guardino Richard Guardino ... Young Vic
Jason Johnson ... Josef
Bill Welsh ... TV Announcer
Minta Durfee ... Dinner Party Guest
Dorothy Kingston Dorothy Kingston ... First Victim
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An aging actress living in her Hollywood mansion with a retinue of elderly servants employs a new, mentally disturbed, personal assistant who schemes to take over the large estate.

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Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

Miriam Hopkins plays a former film star who lives in a decaying mansion. The mansion in which the film was shot actually belonged at one time to former silent-film star Norma Talmadge. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Leslie thought you were in the trunk - she didn't know you were in the flower bed with Greta.
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Connections

Features Wise Girl (1937) See more »

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"Psycho" without Hitchcock but with two classy actresses ..........
1 October 2019 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The influence of a Mother fixation a la "Psycho" is obvious in this intriguing horror film. The hatchet wielding psychotic is played, with a rather mundane performance, by David Garfield. Forget about him though and enjoy the great acting of Gale Sondergaard and Miriam Hopkins, who exude much class in their acting. The film is very atmospheric, has little blood, and is relentlessly downbeat from beginning to end. The clash of faded Hollywood with the psychotronic 60s/ 70s is used to great advantage, making this a treat for old film buffs, but dubious entertainment for the slasher crowd. Though lacking "Hitchcock" caliber excellence, "Hollywood Horror House", is nevertheless an interesting relic that deserves attention. - MERK


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Comeback See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Congdon Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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(video) | (BluRay)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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